Guilt vs. Shame: The Fundamental Differences

Understand the difference between guilt and shame.

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Announcing a New Location for The Ferentz Institute

We are excited to announce the relocation of The Ferentz Institute beginning this Fall semester!

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Unconditional Positive Regard & Pets for Clients With Trauma

Pets can bring an amazing reparative experience to clients who've endured trauma.

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Why Mental Health Awareness Month is So Crucial

When we focus on a person’s mental health, we look at the ways in which it impacts their thoughts, emotions, moods, ability to relate to others, efficacy at work and school, and their behavioral choices.

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An Important Metaphor for Therapy

As I walked my dog in the neighborhood, I was struck by the rebirth of foliage that was either starting to reveal its budding flowers or was already showing off its brilliant yellow and pink blossoms.

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In Loving Memory of My Father

My father was an incredibly loving, compassionate, and caring man.

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Clinician Take Care of Thyself! Here’s How.

It’s critically important that, as mental health providers, we practice what we preach.

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How to Keep Clients from Downplaying Their Own Accomplishments in Therapy

Understand why we need to be careful, during therapy, as we listen to clients compare their own accomplishments with those of others. Learn what we can do to counteract our clients’ thinking to keep them from legitimizing their inaccurate feelings of worthlessness.  

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Challenging the Myths of Medication Therapy – Part 2

When warranted, and facilitated by a physician, medication may enable clients to do the work that you want to do with them in the therapy process. Part 2 of this series focuses on medication issues that come into play when discussing the possibility of the following: length of time to be on a medication and...

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Challenging the Myths of Medication Therapy – Part 1

Many clients see taking medication as a sign of weakness. However, taking medication when indicated as part of the therapeutic process, can have a positive effect on your clients’ cognitive functioning. Understand the myths of using medication as a part of therapy so that you can alleviate your clients’ unfounded concerns.

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